The Adventures of Callistus I, The Pope Who Did Hard Time

A slave who lost the Church’s money, ran away and was captured, was flogged and sentenced to hard labor for starting a fight in a synagogue, faced harsh criticism from some of the leading minds of the early church, endured the first schism, and saw his story written by one of his bitterest enemies.

St. John’s Obedient Bedbugs

Like several of the apocryphal books of the Bible, the Acts of John likely preserves some historical core around which legendary (and eventually some heretical) material accrued as it wended its way through time and place.┬áIn The Fate of the Apostles, Sean McDowell argues convincingly that, in spite of their obvious ahistorical material, apocrypha like…